Join poet Ken Cockburn for a walking tour of Edinburgh’s Old Town, exploring places connected with its occupation by Bonnie Prince Charlie’s Highland army in the autumn of 1745.


Ken reads poems and prose about the ’45, written by those involved at the time, and by later writers fascinated by the turbulence and romance of ‘Charlie’s Year’, including Burns, Scott and Stevenson.

The tour begins in the Great Gallery of the Palace of Holyroodhouse and ends at the National Museum of Scotland where the Bonnie Prince Charlie and the Jacobites exhibition is taking place. Exhibition entry is included in ticket price.

In partnership with Royal Collection Trust.

Header image: Bonnie Prince Charlie Entering the Ballroom at Holyroodhouse, before 30 Apr 1892. Royal Collection Trust / © Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2017

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Bonnie Prince Charlie and the Jacobites

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Event information


13 Jul - 16 Jul 2017


Palace of Holyroodhouse, Canongate, Edinburgh, EH8 8DX

How much

£20, £18 Conc.

Booking information

Booking via Royal Collection Trust online or call 0303 123 7306.

Please note ticket includes exhibition entry to Bonnie Prince Charlie and the Jacobites exhibition, but is not eligible to be converted to a 1-Year Pass to the Palace of Holyroodhouse.

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